The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African network of Centres of Excellence for postgraduate training in mathematical sciences, research, and public engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Founded in 2003 in South Africa by acclaimed physicist Prof Neil Turok and later replicated in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon and Rwanda, AIMS is leading Africa’s socio-economic transformation through:
• Innovative scientific training (the development of human capital);
• Technological advances and cutting-edge scientific discoveries; and
• Public engagement for the continent’s scientific emergence.
Africa’s youth are at the heart of the AIMS innovation and transformation ecosystem which consists of a set of academic and non-academic programs expertly tailored to provide AIMS learners with a unique postgraduate training experience on the continent. AIMS offers a Master’s in mathematical sciences, including a co-operative option with a direct link to industry, the African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI), as well as research programs, with over 100 researchers conducting studies across the network. In addition to the AIMS Industry Initiative and a gender-responsive Teacher Training Program currently implemented in Cameroon and Rwanda, AIMS equally created two critical initiatives: Quantum Leap Africa, a think tank looking into the coming quantum revolution and the Next Einstein Forum to propel Africa on to the global scientific stage.